flee, fly, take flight(verb)
run away quickly
"He threw down his gun and fled"
To run away; to escape.
The prisoner tried to flee, but was caught by the guards.
To escape from.
To disappear quickly; to vanish.
Etherical products flee once freely exposed to air
to run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive
Origin: [OE. fleon, fleen, AS. flen (imperf. fleh); akin to D. vlieden, OHG. & OS. fliohan, G. fliehen, Icel. flja (imperf. fli), Dan. flye, Sw. fly (imperf. flydde), Goth. liuhan. 84. Cf. Flight.]
Flee is an album by British blues rock musician Jeremy Spencer credited as "The Jeremy Spencer Band", with particularly strong input from Michael Fogarty. Spencer had been a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1967–71, and this 1979 release was Spencer's third album apart from Fleetwood Mac, and his second recorded while a member of the Children of God.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flē, v.i. to run away, as from danger: to disappear.—v.t. to keep at a distance from:—pr.p. flee′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. fled.—n. Flē′er. [A.S. fléon, akin to fléogan, to fly; Ger. fliehen, akin to fliegen, to fly.]
What does FLEE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FLEE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'flee' in Verbs Frequency: #694
The numerical value of flee in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of flee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was really hard to flee Raqqa.
substantial motive and means to flee.
I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder.
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
We felt the quake. But it was not so strong to make us flee our homes.
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Translations for flee
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- فر, هربArabic
- изчезвам бързо, избягвам, бягамBulgarian
- redek, tec'hout, fuiñ, tec'helBreton
- fugirCatalan, Valencian
- бѣжатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- fly, flygteDanish
- fliehen, flüchten, entfliehenGerman
- desvanecerse, huirSpanish
- karata, paetaFinnish
- s'enfuir, fuir, échapperFrench
- revîn, bezîn, remayen, bazdanKurdish
- fugiō, aufugio, evado, profugio, confugio, perfugio, evanesco, refugio, diffugioLatin
- на́пушти, и́збегне, по́бегнеMacedonian
- flykte, rømmeNorwegian
- ontsnappen, vluchten, vervliegen, ontlopen, vlieden, ontvluchten, ontkomen, wegvluchtenDutch
- flykte, rømmeNorwegian Nynorsk
- zbiec, uciec, ulotnić się, umknąć, uciekać, ulatniać się, umykaćPolish
- sumir, [[escapar]] [[de]], escapar, [[fugir]] [[de]], fugirPortuguese
- mitikuy, ayqey, chinkakapuyQuechua
- evada, dispărea, fugi, a se evapora, scăpaRomanian
- убега́ть, удира́ть, убежа́ть, удра́тьRussian
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